Friday, September 30, 2016

Project Gutenberg/The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln by Wayne Whipple

Written in 1915, so there will be some insensitive terminology and references by today's standards. If this is unacceptable, please skip this book. Some sections are written in colloquial English as testimony passed down to Lincoln from his relatives.

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Project Gutenberg: The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle

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Grades 4 and Up.

The Story of Launcelot

Chapter First

How Sir Launcelot Came Forth From the Enchanted Castle of the
Lake and Entered Into the World Again, and How King Arthur
Made Him Knight

Chapter Second

How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lionel Rode Forth Errant Together
and How Sir Lionel Met Sir Turquine to His Great Dole. Also
How Sir Ector Grieved for the Departure of His Brother Launcelot
and So, Following Him, Fell into a Very Sorry Adventure

Chapter Third

How Sir Launcelot was Found in a Sleep by Queen Morgana
le Fay and Three Other Queens who were with Her, and How He
was Taken to a Castle of Queen Morgana's and of What Befell Him

Chapter Fourth

How Sir Launcelot Sought Sir Lionel and How a Young Damsel
Brought Him to the Greatest Battle that Ever He Had in All His

Chapter Fifth

How Sir Launcelot Went Upon an Adventure with the Damsel
Croisette as Companion, and How He Overcame Sir Peris of the
Forest Sauvage

Chapter Sixth

How Sir Launcelot Took Part in the Tournament Between King
Bagdemagus and the King of North Wales, and How He Won that
Battle for King Bagdemagus

Chapter Seventh

How Sir Launcelot Fell Into the Greatest Peril that Ever He Encountered
in all His Life. Also How He Freed a Misfortunate Castle
and Town From the Giants Who Held Them, and How He Released
the Lord Thereof From a Dungeon

Chapter Eighth

How Sir Launcelot Rescued Sir Kay From a Perilous Pass Also
How He Changed Armor with Sir Kay and what Befell There

Saturday, July 18, 2015

When Mother Lets Us Give a Party by Elsie Duncan Yale/Project Gutenberg

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The Three Bears of Porcupine Ridge by Jean M. Thompson/ Project Gutenberg

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“WOOF, woof, woof,” called the little black mother bear gruffly, turning over a rotten log with her snout and uncovering a fine ant’s nest.
“Woof, woof,” answered back the two round black balls of animated fur—the cubs, as they scrambled eagerly and clumsily over the log, and began to feed greedily upon their mother’s find.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Yule-Tide in Many Lands/Google Books

See here. Mary Poague Pringle, Clara A. Urann Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1916 - 201 pages This book includes New Year's Day customs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Play Life in the First Eight Years/Google Books

Title Play Life in the First Eight Years Author Luella Angelina Palmer Editor Seth Thayer Stewart Publisher Ginn and company, 1916 Length 281 pages Click here.

"The tendency toward the American disease neuritis is increased by the excitement of confusing noise and motion. Let the child, dressed in a bathing suit, dig and wade, build forts and hollow out tunnels, make molds with pails and pattypans, bury himself in the sand and wriggle out, sprinkle "sugar" through a funnel made of heavy paper or through a tin sieve, or run a sand mill. One toy should be used at a time and its possibilities almost exhausted before another one is supplied. 

All the excursions, whether to country or seashore, should aim to promote the child's love of nature and to arouse a desire for understanding it rather than just collecting facts about it. Information can
be imparted when the child's curiosity is aroused or when he needs it to help him in his play; the "how" and "why" of facts that he can discover for himself should never be supplied, but every opportunity should be given him to find answers to his own questions.

A child of four or five may have a definite object for his walk—to watch the blacksmith or to look at the fire engine. His walks should make him acquainted with his neighborhood; if in the city, he should know its buildings, its streets, and the shops in the vicinity; if in the country, he should know the kind of trees and crops near the house as well as the design of fence and gate. By the time he is six he should be able to find his way home from any point within a radius of at least half a mile. He should gain some idea of the points of the compass. This is the real beginning of the study of geography."

Monday, May 7, 2012

Science Lessons for Elementary/Google Books

Title    Science Lessons for Elementary(Object Lessons for Infants, Volume 3)
Author    Vincent T. Murché
Publisher    Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Language Arts Lessons for Grades K - Eight Focusing on Composition and Art

Title School Work, Volume 1 Authors Leon W. Goldrich, Olivia Mary Jones Publisher The Editors of School Work, 1902 Click here.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

English Spoken and Written: Lessons in Language, Literature, and Composition/Google Books

Title English Spoken and Written: Lessons in Language, Literature, and Composition Book 2
Authors Henry Pendexter Emerson, Ida C. Bender
Publisher Macmillan, 1908 Click here .
Table of Contents
Plan of the book's three parts.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dictation Day by Day: A Modern Speller/Google Books

Title Dictation Day by Day: A Modern Speller
Author Kate Van Wagenen
Publisher Macmillan Co., 1909
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The Advanced Reader/Google Books

Title The Advanced Reader(middle school and up)
Nelson's School Series
Publisher T. Nelson and Sons, 1866
Length 400 pages
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Page 9:


It is Noble to seek Truth, and it is Beautiful to find it. It is the ancient feeling of the human heart, that knowledge is better than riches; and it is deeply and sacredly true. To mark the course of human passions as they have flowed on in the ages that are past; to see why nations have risen, and why they have fallen; to speak of heat, and light, and the winds; to know what man has discovered in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; to hear the chemist unfold the marvellous properties that the Creator has locked up in a speck of earth; to be told that there are worlds so distant from our own, that the quickness of light, travelling from the world's creation, has never yet reached us; to wander in the creations of poetry, and grow warm again with that eloquence which swayed the democracies of the Old World; to go up with great reasoners to the First Cause of all, and to perceive, in the midst of all this dissolution and decay and cruel separation, that there is one thing unchangeable, indestructible, and everlasting;—it is worth while in the days of our youth to strive hard for this great discipline; to pass sleepless nights for it; to give up for it laborious days; to spurn for it present pleasures; to endure for it afflicting poverty; to wade for it through darkness, and sorrow, and contempt, as the great spirits of the world have done in all ages and all times.